Welcome to SaruWiki.
This Wiki is intended to document bits and bobs about Linux (and some Unix) in general, and Debian in particular. In it, we wish to collect the tips and tricks of both our own team of Linux admins and those of other interested users. If you are interested in my work on DYA|Infrastructure, please visit the SmartMart demo site.
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- Setting up a Debian 8 Jessie base server is a howto on the installation of a very basic Linux box under Jessie (it's actually not even a server yet).
- Using md and btrfs for software-based RAID contains our ideas and observations on data redundancy.
- The use of APT and aptitude is crucial to the concept of a Debian machine.
- Roll your own kernel discusses the pros and cons of compiling your own kernel, and how to do it.
- Essential system software lists all (sets of) packages that we deem, well, essential.
- The system boot procedure section explains what we can customise in the standard ways Debian boots.
- The networking section treats subjects like setting persistent routes.
- The firewall section is where we discuss "IPtables" (netfilter) and how we use it for firewalling.
- The native IPsec tunnel section describes how to configure an IPsec tunnel.
- Hardware monitoring is important for your server's health and reliability.
- Make your server a Microsoft client compatible VPN Server .
- Creating a backup for your server.
Authentication and security
- The "certificates" section explains how you create your own Certificate Authority (CA) and the neat things you can do with it.
- OpenLDAP is a rudimentary howto about getting OpenLDAP to be your central user repository.
- Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) is a great way to secure your server and arrange logins - if you get to understand them
Your own LAMP server
- Apache2 and PHP5 are essential packages if you want to light your own little LAMP.
- Database 101 introduces you to MySQL.
Other server apps
- The SaMBa section explains how to install SaMBa with OpenLDAP as user backend.
- Add an X11 server to your server, if you need one.
- Of course we have a e-mail server section, where we focus on Postfix and virtual mail domains, and add in a whiff of MySQL and OpenLDAP.
- The Asterisk section is about all things re: telephony on Debian Lenny.
- VMware Server basics gives some pointers on how to install VMware Server on a Debian server box.
- How to install Mediawiki on your Debian server - like what you're looking at now.
- How to create your own multimedia server, supporting DLNA (which is Samsung's "AllShare")
- How to create your own ownCloud server (and here's why you should do this)
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